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Travel Advisory

Monterey County COVID-19

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s primary concern is to ensure that travelers and residents are informed with the latest updates to our area as we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 pandemic. We are working diligently with our local health care community, county officials, and state and industry partners for continued up-to-date information.

As Monterey County begins to reopen for travelers safely and responsibly, we advise visitors to check individual business websites for details on modified operations, safety and health protocols and booking reservations. Many area businesses continue to extended special considerations and suspensions beyond their normal cancellation policies.

Travel Responsibly

Help us keep Monterey County open for all to enjoy. We ask that all travelers visit responsibly and follow safety precautions, as outlined by health care officials including: 

  • Wear a Mask: face coverings are required indoors and outdoors. Fines are in effect. Follow CDC guidelines
  • Follow the 6-foot rule: stay at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.
  • Leave no trace behind: Properly dispose of all trash and plastics, including face coverings. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful for generations to come.

July Fourth Weekend (July 3-5)

Beach Update

Several Monterey County beaches will be closed including those in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur. Vehicular access to all State beaches will be closed. Additionally, Ocean View Boulevard Turnouts and Lovers Point Park will be closed.

17-Mile Drive

17-Mile Drive will be closed including access to beaches, beach parking and turnouts. Only residents and their guests, members and guests of private clubs, and those with confirmed hotel, dining, golf or spa reservations will be allowed access through the security gates. 

Wondering what to expect while visiting Monterey County? Look for the “Know Before You Go” messages found throughout our website for updates.